It may be difficult for Missouri to reimburse local police for their work in Ferguson. Mike O’Connell, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says it just isn’t done.
17-year-old Bryce Masters of Independence began slowly recovering overnight and was able to answer questions from hospital staff on Wednesday.
Both departments say they want the state to reimburse them, or else it could have a drastic impact on local police budgets.
Four suspects are in custody in St. Louis and accused of two robberies, then leading police on a chase through downtown.
The citizens police academy was scheduled before the Ferguson shooting, but will likely address some of the issues raised by the Michael Brown case.
Southside Alderman Craig Schmid says police body cameras would be a “friend” to police, but he admits the police union isn’t on board yet.
The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
In the wake of Ferguson, local police departments are under pressure to hire more African American officers.
Kennedy says there are 200 such panels already around the country, and they help restore confidence in local police.
Almost half of St. Louis County police officers will be wearing video cameras while on duty starting this month.